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Registers of letters received concerning military affairs

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
These registers describe the contents and disposition of letters pertaining to military affairs received by the governor's office. Volume one records all incoming correspondence received by Governor Edwin D. Morgan between June 4, 1862 and August 25, 1862. Volume two records correspondence received by the governor's office from March 28, 1865 through October 17, 1870. The majority of the correspondence pertains to recommendations for promotion of officers; requests for transfers, passes, commissions, etc.; resignations; discharges and other routing administrative matters.
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Quantity:
.4 cu. ft.(2 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1862-1870
Series Number:
A4206

Arrangement

Chronological by date of receipt.

Scope and Content Note

These registers describe the contents and disposition of letters pertaining to military affairs received by the governor's office. Volume one records all incoming correspondence received by Governor Edwin D. Morgan between June 4, 1862 and August 25, 1862. Volume two records correspondence received by the governor's office from March 28, 1865 through October 17, 1870. The bulk of this volume, however, lists letters received between March 29, 1865 and November 13, 1866 (Governor Reuben Fenton's administration). The majority of the correspondence received pertains to recommendations for promotion of officers; requests for transfers, passes, commissions, etc.; resignations; discharges and other routing administrative matters.

Volume one provides date letter was received, synopsis of contents, and usually the office where the letter was forwarded for final disposition. The second volume provides date of letter; author; regiment and company, if applicable; description of contents; and actions taken. The latter category usually states the office where the letter was forwarded for final disposition.

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Volume list.

Volume two contains a partial alphabetical name index of individuals who wrote to the Governor's Office.

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